Thank you so much to the parents who have been helping with equipment, props, transportation, serving food, uniforms, donations, sewing flags, and even just cheering and supporting the kids. If you haven’t joined the party yet - it’s not too late! We have two big events this week - our last home Football Game and Middle School Band Night on Thursday and the Long Beach Super Show at LBCC on Saturday!
The last payment of $125 is due this Thursday, November 2nd. PLEASE PAY ONLINE OR TURN IN MONEY TO DROP BOX. Checks are made payable to "Gahr Band Boosters." If you are making a cash payment, please get a receipt from Mr. Loney before turning it into the Drop Box. We cannot pay our instructional staff or for field show competitions without your donation. Please communicate with Mr. Loney if you have any issues with your financial obligation. Students must be caught up with all donations in order to participate in the upcoming Disneyland trip.
PREMIUM NUT FUNDRAISER UNDERWAY!
We're selling premium quality nuts from J&N Products perfect for gift giving or baking. In the past, we've had students raise upwards of $400 from this fundraiser! Each bag of nuts you sell will earn you $5.00 towards your account. This can help with donations or use it to start fundraising for winter drumline or winter guard. We accept payments in cash or checks made payable to "Gahr Band Boosters.” All orders must be turned into the drop box by Wednesday, November 8th and will be delivered on Wednesday, November 15th. If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser, please contact Leah Walker- firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
COLOR GUARD FUNDRAISER
The $10 Cookie Dough fundraiser is underway and will end November 10th. We are asking that each color guard student sell a minimum of 10 tubs. The more we sell the more profit the girls will receive.
ONGOING FUNDRAISERS - BAND: PREMIUM NUT SALES 🥜 AND COLOR GUARD: COOKIE DOUGH 🍪
QUARTER GRADES CHECK
6:30AM Jazz Band
6:30AM Jazz Band
No Study Hall during class
No Jazz Band
6:30PM Last Booster Meeting for marching season! See you there 😊
FINAL DONATION OF $125 DUE. PAY ONLINE OR TURN IN MONEY TO DROP BOX.
No Jazz Band
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND NIGHT & HOME GAME!
BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE GAME - BLACK SOCKS, MARCHING SHOES, BLACK COMPRESSION SHIRT, COMPRESSION SHORTS.
Study Hall during class
2:30PM Front Ensemble start setting up on practice field
2:45PM Set up on practice field with all sideline covers, props, shakos, and foil hats in shako box.
3:00PM Warm up / Chunks / Run-through
3:45PM Push front ensemble and stack all props / sideline covers in stadium.
4:00PM Dinner break - pizza (provided). 🍕
4:30PM Change into half uniform
4:45PM PARENTS PLEASE MEET AT BOOSTER CLOSET TO START SETTING UP FOR CONCESSIONS
5:00PM Middle schoolers arrive and check in. Give out t-shirts.
5:15PM Meet & Greet
5:30PM Play through pep tunes in sectionals
6:10PM Run Pep Tunes together in the quad by the band room
6:30PM Use MPR restrooms and walk to stadium
6:45PM Star-Spangled Banner
7:00PM Football Game vs. Downey HS
PARENTS: If you plan to help at Saturday's competition, please do a "test run" with us at the football game! We will have props, front sideline covers, scaffolding, and front ensemble equipment to push on the field!
8:15PM Approximate time middle schoolers eat pizza and watch the halftime show. MIDDLE SCHOOLERS DISMISSED TO WALK BACK TO BAND ROOM FOR PICK UP AFTER HALFTIME SHOW!
9:30PM Walk Back to Band Room / Put Away Equipment / Change out of uniform and hang correctly.
*The end time of a football game varies. The Gahr Marching Gladiators always stay until the end of the game to support our school and team. Please have your student call you for pick-up time or check our website/Facebook/Twitter for realtime updates. Sign up for Remind for text message updates.
No Jazz Band
Hydrate and go to bed early because we have a big day tomorrow!
LONG BEACH SUPER SHOW!
Hydrate & eat a good breakfast.
8:00AM Band Room open
8:25AM Rehearsal on Stadium Field
Bring all props, drum/tuba cases, and shakos/foil hats to stadium.
9:15AM Full Ensemble rehearsal
11:40AM FULL RUN-THROUGH WITH PARENTS!
12:00PM Load equipment & props at stadium
1:00PM Lunch (meatball subs - provided). PLEASE EAT AFTER EVERYTHING IS LOADED.
2:00PM Change into half uniform
2:30PM Load busses
3:00PM Travel to Veterans Memorial Stadium @ Long Beach City College - 5000 E Lew Davis St, Long Beach, CA 90808
4:00PM Warm Up
4:50PM Full Ensemble
5:20PM Push to Gate
5:35PM Gate Time
5:45PM Performance Time
6:00PM Debrief / Push back to busses
6:30PM Everyone helps load equipments and props ASAP. After everything is loaded, change to normal clothes + Gahr Marching Gladiator Hoodies and Guard jackets.
7:15PM Return to stadium to eat concessions (bring $$) and watch other bands!! Sit as a group and be respectful during other bands’ performances.
9:30PM Awards. GAHR IS A CLASS ACT ON AND OFF THE FIELD. STUDENTS & PARENTS - PLEASE CLAP FOR ALL BANDS AND BE RESPECTFUL IN THE STANDS! There are A LOT of good bands at this competition and we always cheer for our drum majors and for Gahr NO MATTER WHAT PLACE WE RECEIVE!
10:00PM Head back to busses
10:30PM Depart to Gahr
11:00PM Arrive back at Gahr. Put away instrument and hang uniform. Then EVERYONE works together to unload equipment and props ASAP!
11:30PM Approximate dismissal time.
ONLY ONE WEEK UNTIL CALIFORNIA STATE BAND CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS!